Alexander Font

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  • Music

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Basic font information

Copyright notice
Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts; George Douros; 2009
Font family
Font subfamily
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Full font name
Name table version
Version 3.01
Postscript font name
Trademark notice
Alexander is not a merchandise.
Manufacturer name
A text typeface using the Greek letters designed by Alexander Wilson (1714-1786), a Scottish doctor, astronomer, and typefounder. The type was especially designed for an edition of Homer’s epics, published in 1756-8 by Andrew and Robert Foulis, printers to the University of Glasgow. A modern revival, Wilson Greek, has been designed by Matthew Carter in 1995. Peter S. Baker is also using Wilson’s Greek type in his Junicode font for medieval scholars (2007). Latin and Cyrillic are based on a Garamond typeface. The font covers the Windows Glyph List, Greek Extended, IPA Extensions, Ancient Greek Numbers, Byzantine and Ancient Greek Musical Notation, various typographic extras and several Open Type features (Case-Sensitive Forms, Small Capitals, Subscript, Superscript, Numerators, Denominators, Fractions, Old Style Figures, Historical Forms, Stylistic Alternates, Ligatures).

Extended font information

Platforms supported

MicrosoftUnicode full repertoire
Unicode BMP only
UnicodeUnicode 1.0 semantics

Font details

Glyph count2409
Units per Em2048
Embedding rightsEmbedding for permanent installation
Family classOldstyle serifs
WeightMedium (normal)
WidthMedium (normal)
Width typeNormal
Mac styleBold
DirectionOnly strongly left to right glyphs + contains neutrals
Pattern natureItalic
PostureOblique, italic
Stroke weightBook, text, regular, etc.
PitchNot monospaced